Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 1/4/2016

At US$2trn, US syndicated loan issuance was down 6% compared to 2014. Leveraged loan issuance fell 17% in 2015 to US$783bn but this was offset by a 4% increase in investment grade lending which reached a record US$873bn. At $US740bn, US new money lending was the third-highest on record